The only thing we dry on high heat is towels, and they come out
smelling awful. I checked them out of the washer and they smell
clean, but if we don't put two dryer sheets in the dryer, they smell
kind of, I don't know, maybe burnt sort of. It's a pretty bad smell
and if I dry with them after a shower, the smell is on me. Yuck.
We clean the filter after every load, so it's not that. We dried them
on warm this last time and they seem much better. The dryer is about 7
years old. Works great otherwise.
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If it's been a while since it was torn down and cleaned (or
if it's never been done <shudder>), call a pro and have it
disassembled and cleaned/lubed. I do this all the time, and
find way too much black (charred) lint that will scare you
when you see it.
This lint gets down into the dryer even when you clean the
filter every load, and needs to be cleaned out at least every
few years. I have some customers with larger families and
more lint-prone models set up on a once/year cleaning
schedule, and they need it. It's amazing how much lint can
accumulate inside some model dryers in a year of heavy
And this lint burns well, there's an ignition source readily
available, and lots of airflow (draft). Need I say more?
If you can't find a pro in your area, contact me with your
brand and model number and I'll 'walk' you through
disassembly. But a pro technician sees this job every day,
and can do a thorough job in under an hour.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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When was the last time the dryer and or the vent was cleaned out?
Venting system and vent hood should be done every 1-2 years and the
dryer every 2-5 years depending on the useage.
Try a load of towels in the washer with no soap (warm water)....let
the washer fill and agitate for a bit and see if any soap is built up
in the clothing(you will see bubbles ontop of the water)...if the
clothes have a little soap retension the dryer will burn this soap.
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